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About Casa Italiana
Family. Everything about our story comes back to that one word. Our story started in Carini, Italy and our individual journeys have brought us all here to Richmond, Virginia. The family is back together again, and is ready to share our passion for family and great food. From our Famiglia to yours...
Open daily for Lunch. Serving up a quick and fresh menu. Panini's, Artisan Grilled Pizza's, Salads and so much more. Saturday & Sundays we will also be preparing weekly brunch specials.
We specialize in bringing the "Old & New" flavors of Italy to your table. Risotto Fries, Pasta's and Entree's. Our Spaghetti al Formaggio is cooked for you tableside. You won't want to miss this beautiful experience.
Richmond, VA 23229
Italian, Sicilian, Contemporary Italian
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday 11am- 10pm
Sunday- 11am- 9pm
Lunch & Dinner Served Daily
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We are able to make any of our items into a catering portion for your office party, or family functions.
Entrance is within a few meters of parking lot. Very accessible.
Filippo Genova, Gaetano Genova, Kristi Ritchey
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Casa Italiana Ratings and Reviews
Wonderful, friendly staff. Nice ambiance, a little noisy for a special occasion. Excellent service, well made cocktails. Unfortunately, the overall experience was disappointing due to the food. Both entrees were bland, unremarkable. Have had the same dishes at other local restaurants that were much better prepared, more flavorful. Nothing special here, too bad because it has so much else going for it.
I don't normally leave a review. But for Casa Italiana I MUST. Our server gave great suggestions and was very pleasant. The front manager (chef's sister - this is a true family place) is great. The way she interacted with us made a good experience, great.
As to the food. One of my friends is a Vegetarian. When I look for a place to dine out, the main criteria is she has to have at least two entree choices. Not only did Casa Italiana fit the bill but one of the specials was vegetarian! That NEVER happens.
The Calamari with Fennel, Artichokes will be a must have every time we go back. All the other dishes, from risotto "fries" to tiramisu were spot on. go there. You will not be disappointed.
Sadie was our delightful waiter person. She was very cordial, professional, and took great care of us. My husband and I have been here a couple times and we have always had a great meal. Tonight we were not disappointed.
I had the penne with meal sauce which was delicious. I are as much as I could but couldn't finish it. Sadie boxed it up for me so I can have it tomorrow. Yay! My husband had the chicken parm. He didn't leave a drop. He lived his too!
We've never been able to eat dessert because we eat so much during our meal. One day we are going to eat light and get dessert.
We LOVE this place!!!
Started a little rough...seated at a small table right by the entrance,.... and it was busy and a little noisy. Other than that...the food was Very good. the special Pasta made flambe in the parmaesan wheel...rich but very good. A very nicely prepared veal dish. all total the food and service were all good. Never made it to desserts..so can not comment. We will go back again.... it was well worth the trip and cost.
We were a little skeptical after reading the Open Table reviews but decided to give it a try. We were extremely pleased with our decision. The food was excellent. The service was very good. It was a Wednesday evening and there were very few people there so we felt like we received the full attention of the staff. The seating for the two of us seemed to be limited and on a busy night I think it would be less to our liking. We do not like sitting in banquet rows where we share our table with the folks next door. A lot of the available tables seem to be like that. Even on a night where they had only three groups in the restaurant they seated us at a very small 2 table. (?) The menu and food made up for the seating. I had the veal Nuovo and my wife had the seafood risotto. Both dishes were outstanding. Definitely going back. Many more things on the menu to try.
We ordered 2 different veal dishes. On one, the veal was overcooked and the gnocchi was undercooked. On the other dish, the veal was cooked in a satisfactory way but the overall dish was bland. For the price we paid, I expected more. They lost a repeat customer.
We arrived at 6:15 on a Saturday evening to find that a party of 50+(!) was just finishing up! They departed within 10 minutes of our arrival and the staff immediately set to work cleaning up and separating the tables into the normal configuration of two and four-tops. Within 5 minutes, the place was back to normal and much quieter! - Very impressive to watch them in operation. While this was going on our server was on top of our order and needs. Unfortunately, one of the chef's was out of town, so their special spaghetti was not available. However, the two chicken dishes we ordered - Chicken Cacciatore wrapped in proscuitto and Chicken Parmesan were delicious. We also ordered the Crispy Calamari and it was very good, though the calamari was a bit tough. This is our fourth trip to Casa and their food has always been very good and their service is outstanding.
Our group of friends got together on a Wednesday evening - and lucky for us, there wasn't a big crowd which made it very comfortable for our group to take our time and enjoy our dinner without worrying about holding other diners up.
The food was great as was the service!
We went for lunch but it apparently is the same menu for both lunch and dinner so it was a little pricey for me for lunch. Eggplant was overdone on the ends which made it a little tough to cut but didn't want to complain as they are newly open. Reviews were very good on here so we will have to give it another try.
Amazing! The food was great- everything from the bread to the desserts were amazing. Everyone loved their meals. Sauces in the pasta were delicious And the meatball was to die for. We were so stuffed by dessert, but the lemoncello dessert was so amazing that we gulped it down. Oh- and did I mention the soft warm rolls?? Just as good as the food was the customer service. So friendly- loved how the owners keep thanking us for joining joining their family and coming to their home. Loved every part of the experience!
Our second trip to Casa Italiana was not quite as successful as our first - primarily because it was on a Saturday night and it was very busy and very loud. The tables are close to each other - so much so, that our waiter, who was a large man, had difficulties getting to us. As can be expected, when a restaurant is packed, the noise level goes up and the service slows down. That being said, it was still an enjoyable meal because the food is so good. My wife tried the special "Flaming" spaghetti and it was as good tasting as it looks being prepared.
This was our second visit in as many weeks, which is highly unusual for us and reflects well on both experiences. Service is very friendly and professional. The food was superb on both visit and is much fresher than your basic Italian you find in Richmond. Prices are very reasonable making this a great weekly stop.
This place started on a very high note when it re-opened as Casa Italiana last fall. Food was consistently outstanding and the value was never in question. Incredibly, things have only gotten better since brother Gaetano joined the staff on a regular basis, recently.
To be sure, the servers sometimes are challenged on busy nights, but Kristi is an experienced restaurateur who keeps close tabs on the front of the house. She is quick to notice any lapse and move in promptly when needed. Too, the staff are so darn cordial that it's hard to be put off.
Besides, if the food is the reason for your visit, you won't be disappointed. My wife and I have tried a good portion of the menu over appoximately a dozen visits, and none of the offerings has failed to impress. Sauces certainly will catch your attention, but it seems the ingredients comprising each underlying dish are sourced so carefully that identifying a best characteristic is difficult.
We are well-pleased to have this gem in our neighborhood and we wish to share it with others less fortunate.
Had a great experience! I was looking for an alternative to national chain restaurants and found this gem. The staff was very knowledgeable and welcoming. The food was delicious, authentic and presented exquisitely. Kristi and Annalisa ran the front of the house with grace and made everyone feel at home. I highly recommend this place to anyone!
We tried Casa because of the positive reviews and, you know what? They were right! This was a most enjoyable restaurant. We were a bit taken back when we arrived at 6:15 on a Friday night and there was only 1 other couple in the restaurant! However, before we left, the place was packed! We had their two veal dishes and both were wonderful. They came with a small side salad and freshly baked bread. While there, we watched as two other customers ordered the house special "flaming" spaghetti dish -it was certainly special to watch it being prepared in the middle of the dinning room - along with commentary! I asked one of the customers if it was as good as it looked and she said, "Absolutely! It's divine! I'm bringing my husband next time so he can try it." Service was attentive and informative (though our server did get tied up a bit when the place was full.) The dessert menu looked wonderful too, but we were too stuffed to try it! We will be back - have to try that spaghetti special!!!
I had very high expectations going into this meal after all the outstanding reviews I read in my research - and by some miracle, those lofty expectations were still exceeded.
We were greeted personally at arrival by Chef Khristi (who is super cute btw) and escorted to our table in a fantastic location. The service was prompt and personal; the food was outstanding; the ambiance was everything we could have asked for. We enjoyed our meal so much that we scheduled another reservation on the spot, and will be coming back over and over until they stop letting us in!
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